The Mediterranean island of Mallorca is located just under 170 kilometers from the Spanish mainland. The Balearic Island is one of the most popular vacation regions in Spain.
Every year many Germans spend their summer vacations on Mallorca, which has given the island the dubious reputation of a party island. Quite wrongly, because there are beautiful quiet areas here. The nature of the island is beautiful and there is a lot to discover.
Travel information about Mallorca
Mallorca belongs to the sunny islands in the Mediterranean. On average the sun shines 7.9 hours a day. The subtropical climate of the island is characterized by short, mild but humid winters. In the mountains it can even snow. In summer, temperatures can rise above 40 degrees. October is statistically the rainiest month on the island.
Most vacationers reach Mallorca by plane. Since 1916, aircraft have been taking off and landing on the island.
The main airport of the island is the Aeropuerto de Son Sant Joan. The international airport is located about 8 kilometers east of Palma and is the third largest airport of Spain. It can handle up to 18,000 passengers per hour and this can happen in the summer months at peak travel time.
The airport consists of a terminal divided into different modules. The distances between the individual areas are very long.
Mallorca has 43 port facilities with about 14,000 berths for ships. Some of the harbours are pure yacht or sports harbours. Palma is the only sea port on the island. Besides ferries, cruise ships also dock here daily.
On the way to …
Mallorca has around 118 kilometers of rail network, which is operated by two railroad companies.
The private Ferrocarril de Sóller operates the line from Palma to Sóller and the streetcar from Sóller to Port de Sóller. The lines from Palma to Inca, Inca to Manacor, Inca to Sa Pobla and the metro in Palma are operated by the state railroad company.
In almost every tourist city on Mallorca there are numerous car rental companies. It is definitely worthwhile to leave the nearer hotel environment and discover the island by car.
Speed limit on the island:
in the town: 50 km/h
Country road: 90 km/h
Freeway: 100 km/h
Highway: 120 km/h
There is an unmarked overtaking prohibition on the island. There is a general prohibition to overtake 100 meters before a road crest and if the road is less than 200 meters visible.
Parking outside of parking garages is only permitted on blue-colored kerbs (with the required parking permit).
Amtssprachen auf Mallorca sind Katalanisch und Spanisch. Zusätzlich spricht man auf Mallorca auch noch Mallorquinisch, einen Dialekt der katalanischen Sprache.
Majorca vacation – our tips
Our cruise with the AIDAperla began and ended at the port of Palma on Majorca. We took the time on our departure day to get the shuttle into the city to visit the Cathedral of Palma.
An absolute magnet for tourists on Majorca is the Cuevas del Drach, the dragon cave. It is located in Porto Cristo and we liked it a lot.
Majorca is too pretty to only go there for a simple beach holiday. We took a hire car and ventured to Palma to get to see a little more of the island.
The town Cala Ratjada on Majorca has only about 6200 inhabitants. But during the main season this number skyrockets. It feels like there are tourists everywhere.
A package holiday to Majorca brought us to Cala Ratjada where we stayed at the Hotel Bella Playa & SPA. We passed on our requirements for the holiday to our tried and tested travel agency “Lisa’s Reiseagentur” and they found something that sounded like it could match what we were looking for.